Aj Canlas

Cloud Architect

What are you responsible for in MDI?

I am responsible for achieving success in the technology journey of our customers by providing leadership and support in technology, practices, culture, and innovation based on their business aspirations.

What is a typical work day for you?

There’s no typical day in MDI! Everyday is a new challenge to conquer. At night, I study for future endeavors.

Do you have a morning/evening routine to set yourself up for a productive day?

I start the day meditating the Word of God. I end the day doing the same thing. To quote Joshua 1:8, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

What do you do on weekends or vacation days?

I spend time with family. I am also working on my graduate degree.

What is your favorite thing about working in MDI?

Having the freedom and space to explore and learn from different departments, points of view, experiences.

What do you want to achieve at work? In life?

I want to become a CxO in title, mindset, and attitude. I want to promote open source in the industry and the academe. And I want to change my title from Engineer to Doctor!

Best advice you have given or received?

Walk, speak, and live in truth, and nothing will stop you.